It’s fair to say that London legend Pure Evil played a big part in the birth of The Scarlett Gallery, we knew his London gallery well, two of the Scarlett founders having lived just around the corner, and of course he was associated to Banksy's ‘Santas Ghetto’ and ‘Pictures on Walls’…. so we sent out the ‘Stockholm Calling’ email and we eagerly awaited his reply.
Fortunately for us, and Stockholm, the artist aka Charles Uzzell Edwards accepted our invite, and arrived in September 2011 to produce a double bill show for us.
The Pure Evil experience began on a rooftop in Hornstull, where the artist produced his (now) signature 'Nightmare' canvases live, whilst guests watched and partied alongside. The clouds opened but no stress, the live show moved undercover and went on late into the September night. One lucky collector somewhere has the ‘rain’ canvas, surely unique!
The following day saw the vernissage of the 'Nightmares' art show, which included 14 canvases plus the creations from the previous evening on the roof. Each canvas was presented with its own tear running down the wall into a puddle of paint on the floor.
If you’re passing Hornsbruksgatan, Hornstull, keep your eyes peeled for the Pure Evil bunny which lives high up on a rooftop wall. He’ll be watching you.